Gettysburg, PA: "Life-size sculpture honoring Elizabeth Thorn, who was six months pregnant when she dug graves and buried 102 bodies after the battle. Most of her belongings were also destroyed during the battle, since her home, like all available structures, was used to house wounded soldiers. "Her baby girl was born in the fall, small and weak. Elizabeth said she never regained her full health after the battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath."
If pinup Betty Grable had million-dollar gams, Jane Russell, 20, cantilevered star of The Outlaw, had assets worth a zillion. Her 1942 visit to an air base was part of Hollywood's wish to do more than churn out anti-Axis agitflicks. Stars such as Bob Hope were entertaining troops at camp shows, which after Pearl Harbor often required hazardous travel to active theaters of war.
'Uncle Billy': Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) has been called 'the first modern general' for his command of military strategy.
Jewish men stand at the edge of a mass grave in Nazi occupied Russia, waiting to be shot. Behind, more other men, and a young boy, wait their turn. The Nazis forced the Jews to strip as a form of degradation, and because it made escape more difficult. Also, their clothing was cleaned and sent to Germany for sale to Germans down on their luck. Note the well-dressed civilians observing the executions as if they were a carnival attraction.